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Melissa McCarthy's improv skills are Oscar-bound

January 24, 2012 |  7:57 pm

Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy’s improv schooling didn’t keep her from getting flustered during her (Glenn) Close encounter at the Golden Globes. The newly minted Oscar nominee and Groundlings alum has said she slipped out a four-letter word when meeting the “Albert Nobbs” star and lead actress contender.

The two are likely to meet again, this time inside the Kodak Theatre for the Academy Awards on Feb. 26. McCarthy on Tuesday scored a supporting actress nod for her outrageous “Bridesmaids” role.

As our sister blog 24 Frames reports, five Groundlings vets earned Oscar nominations, including original screenplay nominees Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, who penned McCarthy's career-changing part.

Oh and about Close, "If I get to re-meet her," McCarthy told People on Tuesday, "I hope I say something that's not as jackass-y."


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Photo: Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids.” Credit: Suzanne Hanover/Universal Pictures